Farmer Judi James is the 2013 UK Worker of the Year

Judi James, a farmer from Littlebredy in Dorchester, has been crowned UK Worker of the Year for 2013, in the competition sponsored by Dickies and Suzuki GB to recognise and reward the excellence in the British workforce. In the gala... View Article

Expert advice: Basement design and construction

By Mark Jones, head of house-building Standards at NHBC. In recent times, basements have become a relevant and attractive addition to many houses, but as new claims figures and experience show basement claims by their very nature are difficult to... View Article

Benefits of new flooring solutions for housing

With many new residential flooring types available, John Hardaker, sales & marketing manager, Gerflor Residential Floorings, urges housebuilders to find out more about the benefits they offer. He also recommends involving a flooring expert at an early stage of a... View Article

Fire in cavity walls: Regulations and solutions

When it comes to designing a building, cavity fire barriers may not be first on the agenda, but their importance was once again reiterated in a recent report from the National House Building Council (NHBC) Foundation. The document, Fire in... View Article

Stelrad embraces BIM

Leading radiator manufacturer Stelrad Radiators is embracing BIM and now has a number of exciting products on BIMStore ready for architects, engineers and contractors to integrate into future projects. By 2016 all public government buildings must comply with a mandatory... View Article

Draks answers call for luxurious leather in wardrobe doors

Renowned for innovative wardrobe and room divider solutions, Draks has introduced the ultimate in leather-effect doors in answer to demand from housebuilders, boutique hotels and discerning homeowners. Made in Draks’ manufacturing plant in Oxfordshire, the new Woodstock leather-effect door is... View Article

Ellis Furniture launches Hydra Chocolate Grey

As part of this season’s launch of new bathroom products from leading manufacturer Ellis Furniture, the popular Hydra range has welcomed the addition of two new door finishes: Chocolate Grey and Cirrus, both of which offer a warm and welcoming... View Article

Oscar Elite acoustic plaster selected for Grand Designs

Oscar Acoustics’ new super smooth Oscar Elite acoustic plaster was selected by Audrey Lovelock for her Grand Designs project in Holland Park to control echo within the main double height kitchen and dining area. Audrey, having selected hard minimal surfaces... View Article

EWI system provides assured thermal performance

Knauf Marmorit’s Warm Wall Energy is an external wall insulation system that incorporates an innovative tongued and grooved expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulant that not only makes it simple to apply but also provides assured thermal performance by eliminating the risk... View Article

Freefoam see sales of Fortex cladding increase by 42%

Freefoam Building Products announce 3rd quarter figures for Fortex cladding are up by 42% year on year. The South East saw the highest sales closely followed by the South West, underlining the geographical preference for the product. This year Freefoam... View Article